Take Part in our Survey & Help Us Get a Snapshot of the Third Sector in Kirklees

Third Sector Trends in the North 2019

Kirklees Council and Third Sector Leaders are working together to encourage as many Kirklees groups and organisations to take part in ta major study of third sector trends.  This will help us to ensure that we provide the best support and services that we can for your work now and in the future.  It is part of a bigger study across the North of England, being run by Durham University, however if enough people from Kirklees take part, we’ll be able to get a useful data and a snapshot of the sector in our area.

The survey takes just 20 minutes to complete and you shouldn’t need to check up any facts and figures to fill it in. You can complete the survey online on you PC, tablet or phone via this link:

Take Part Now…

Please share the link with as many people as possible & use #ThirdSectorTrends if you’re sharing it on social media. Hard copies are also available from Jo Bolland Jo.Bolland@kirklees.gov.uk 07971 541014 or Billy Tindle Billy.Tindle@kirklees.gov.uk 07814 173077.

More About the Study

Whether your organisation or group is big or small, flourishing or struggling financially – or just carrying on more or less as normal – we need to hear from you.

Using the findings, Durham University will build a picture of how organisations and groups work, how they get their resources and how they are planning to work in future.

The research helps to inform national and local government, health organisations and charitable foundations so that they make good decisions on how to invest in the activity of the third sector.

The research also helps the third sector itself to show the extent and value of the work it does. 

The project has generously been supported by Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland and Power to Change.

Headline findings will be published in December 2019 and the full results will be freely available from spring 2020. A report focusing specifically on Kirklees will also be available at this time.

Recent reports from the study so far can be found at:

https://www.communityfoundation.org.uk/knowledge-and-leadership/third-sector-trends-research/

If you have any questions about the research and/or the questionnaire, please contact Professor Tony Chapman, St Chad’s College, Durham University, 18 North Bailey, DURHAM DH1 3RH, or by email: tony.chapman@durham.ac.uk.

Celebrate World Mental Health Day at our AGM

Hear from Kirklees Council, Director of Public Health & West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health & Care Partnership, Director of Mental Health Programmes

Thursday 10th October, 2pm-4pm

Northfield Hall, Huddersfield

It’s that time of year again when we invite you to the TSL Kirklees AGM.  This year it’s also World Mental Health Day and so as well as reviewing our progress over the last year and electing trustees, we’ll be focussing on some of the great work that our members do in promoting good mental health, and hearing from:

  • Rachel Spencer-Henshall, Strategic Director of Corporate Strategy, Commissioning and Public Health for Kirklees Council, who will be telling us about a new initiative to have dedicated council teams in different places around Kirklees, and a new £1.4 million pot of mental health funding.
  • Keir Shillaker, Director of Mental Health Programmes, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, telling us about the local priorities and approach to mental health

Plus, you’ll be able to pick up a hard copy of our new report – Ready, Able and Agile: How The Voluntary and Community Sector Adds Social Value to Life in Kirklees.

Book now on Eventbrite or Facebook

PLEASE NOTE: This event is at Northfield Hall in Huddersfield and not Northorpe Hall in Mirfield.

Volunteering Survey: Tell us about what you do & why

Help us get a picture of why people help out in their local communities & what might be stopping others from getting involved…

We want to find out a bit more about people who give some of their time to help in their local communities. For example, some people may:
  – Organise a knit and natter group
  – Help out at a Stay and Play session
  – Coach a youth football team
  – Run a local choir
  – Be a key holder for a community building

We would like to know more about why people get involved with helping their local community and what might put others off doing so. In this survey, we call anyone who gives his or her time free to help out a ‘volunteer’.

It would be helpful if you could take a few minutes to answer some questions. All the information we gather will be treated confidentially –information will be collected by Kirklees Council and only shared with Communities United Project and Third Sector Leaders Kirklees. 

Please share the survey with your volunteer teams and anyone else who you know helps out in your community, and fill it in yourself if you give your time for free in any capacity.

Start the survey…

Member News: Huddersfield Giants Community Trust Looking for Trustees

Join the largest charity associated with a super league club

Huddersfield Giants Community Trust are seeking to appoint individuals to become new members of our Board of Trustees. We need people who are committed to understanding and developing the innovative ways in which the Trust supports more than 200,000 different young people a year, many with complex and multiple needs. We are a non-profit organisation delivering sports, education & NCS-based initiatives into the community.  We are the largest official charity affiliated with a super league club. We are here to inspire, create opportunities, promote being active and as a whole building a community where everyone belongs.

The Board meets at least 6 times a year for an average 2.5 hours. There is also a need to read reports in advance of each meeting.

For further details contact Kim Turner: Kim@hgct.co.uk

www.hgct.co.uk

Third Sector Training: Social Impact Measurement

Focus on the Future: What Difference do you Make?

9th July 2019 at Voluntary Action Calderdale

TSL Kirklees member, SEE Ahead is running a workshop on social impact in Halifax next week.

Can you prove the difference your organisation makes?  Social impact measurement is a tool to not only shout about the effect your products or services have on your community, but also to identify what works well and what doesn’t.  This can help you to improve your offer and achieve more of a difference.

Click here to find out more and book

Member News: CUP Community Activators Scheme

Year 3 Report on Their Work to Support People in Disadvantaged Areas to Create Community Activities

Attached is some information regarding the Community Activators Scheme which is a project funded by the Big Lottery (started Feb 2016) and delivered by Communities United Project (CUP). It is a 4 year project which helps people in Kirklees to step up and create activities for young people.

Children and young people’s services have been hit by cuts, so what can we do?

The answers vary from community to community but here at CUP we support people in disadvantaged areas to create great community activities.

Our work develops strengths, builds skills and opens up routes to training and qualifications.

We create change. It starts with community activities and ends with stronger, more resilient individuals and groups.

Read the report here…

If you wish to find out more visit our website or please don’t hesitate to contact me directly:

Paul Lewis, Project Director, Communities United Project

E: paul.lewis@c-u-p.org, T: 01484 510932

Partner News: Employability Skills Course

Intensive Free 2.5 Day Course Starting Next Week

Crosland Moor Community Learning Centre

This course is all about improving self-esteem and gaining confidence in applying for jobs by using IT. It will cover CV writing , job search, emailing attachments and some interview skills.

If you have clients who’d be interested, get in touch asap to book their free place – 01484 462346